There was also plenty of time to hack, which was the original reason I went. During and after, I learned some simple things which I'm trying to incorporate into my usual workflow:
In the shell, background a job with "ctrl + z" then get back to it with %i where i is the number shown in the output from "jobs". That's a trick from jlivni.
From crschmidt, I added:
alias doctest="nosetests --with-doctest --doctest-extension=.txt"
to my .bash_aliases. Which let's me do:
to run my doctests instead of python -c "import doctest;doctest.testfile('...')"
And springmeyer showed me a ton of django and geodjango. The admin stuff is just ... nice -- it's how making a db front end should be. I still don't know how to learn that stuff on my own, it seems a lot of it, you just have to know which modules to import and the django book doesn't cover newforms or the new admin stuff as far as I can tell.
On friday night, we met up in SF to do some hacking, the never went down, as I couldnt get wireless and it turned into more of a real bar trip. We, were however, talking about python. At one point, it was sorta quiet and out of the silence, comes:
from a true lisp hacker in the next booth--complete with curly grey beard and spectacles. He actually turned out to be a cool guy, I think maybe he even admitted that if he couldn't use lisp, python was a reasonable choice--I think that's about as much as you can expect from a lisper.
"I don't really know python that well"
Then who was it that basically rewrote featureserver between the hours of 2AM and 9AM when everyone else was sleeping?